He was awaiting his preliminary criminal hearing in that case in a civil court in Vicenza when the latest incident took place.
The chances of that happening in a criminal court, or even a civil court, now appear increasingly remote.
In that scenario, the victim would still have the recourse of suing Strauss-Kahn in civil court.
In 1764 appointed a judge, and presided over the first civil court held in Quebec.
This was a civil court with power, of jurisdiction over felonies.
On the 28th of May, Lucien's case came on in the civil court, and judgment was given before Desroches expected it.
Their proceedings, however, were checked by an order from the civil court.
In each district was established a civil court composed of five judges.
That settled it; the case would go to trial in the civil court.
It was a criminal and civil court with its grand jury, and enforced the attendance of persons from each manor within the hundred.